Atelier Dalziel (/diˈɛl/ (listen) dee-EL) is creative practice working across architecture, making, education, and research. The atelier is founded on its commitment to creating beautiful and enduring work that responds to the challenges of our time. The atelier is lead by Matthew Dalziel with the support of frequent and widespread transdisciplinary collaborations.
Our design approach centers around notions of care and repair. Regardless of scale or budget, we believe every project should be given the capacity to take on a life of its own. To be alive and loved is the only way that a building will be able to endure through time. This notion of care is the basis of our approach in new construction as much as in the restoration and transformation of existing buildings. By engaging with the existing fabric of our built environment we continue to deepen our understanding of how to make new works that can inspire the care, and respect the needs of future generations.
Matthew trained as a carpenter and worked as a furniture maker in Ontario, before moving to the UK to study architecture. He has 18 years’ experience in practice across all building scales from large-scale transport infrastructure and master planning to self-build cabins and furniture.
Matthew has taught postgraduate studios at the Kingston School of Art, The London School of Architecture, and The Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
In 2019 Matthew was a Chief Curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale.
Matthew is currently a PhD by practice fellow at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design